The Brothers Bulger

The Brothers Bulger

Paperback - 2006
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The riveting New York Times bestseller by award-winning columnist Howie Carr--now with a stunning new afterword detailing Whitey Bulger's capture.

For years their familiar story was of two siblings who took different paths out of South Boston: William "Billy" Bulger, former president of the Massachusetts State Senate; and his brother James "Whitey" Bulger, a vicious criminal who became the FBI's second most-wanted man after Osama Bin Laden. While Billy cavorted with the state's blue bloods to become a powerful political force, Whitey blazed a murderous trail to the top rung of organized crime. Now, in this compelling narrative, Carr uncovers a sinister world of FBI turncoats, alliances between various branches of organized crime, St. Patrick's Day shenanigans, political infighting, and the complex relationship between two brothers who were at one time kings.

As the film Black Mass, starring Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger, hits theaters, take a deeper dive into the story of the Bulgers, and their fifty-year reign over Boston with Howie Carr's THE BROTHERS BULGER.
Publisher: New York : Warner Books, c2006.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780446618885
0446618888
Branch Call Number: 364.1092
Characteristics: xiii, 447 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 19 cm.

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SEBoiko
May 23, 2013

Dwspite the Kennedy family's long-standing ties to organized crime, dating from the patriarch Joe's prohibition bootleggin to the president's sharing of a girlfriend with Chicago mobster Sam 'Momo' Giancana, Bobby despised the Mob and put the heat on the FBI to crack down.

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SEBoiko
May 23, 2013

Like the Bulgers, the Bushes have long memories.

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SEBoiko
May 21, 2013

The police, by and large were just as compromised as the politicans.

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SEBoiko
May 21, 2013

Corruption here had a shoddy, penny ante quality it did not have in other states.

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SEBoiko
May 20, 2013

It's supposed to be public service not self-service.

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SEBoiko
May 20, 2013

It was the ols State House story: nothing on the level, everything a deal and no deal too small.

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SEBoiko
May 20, 2013

JFK
Just For Kerry

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SEBoiko
May 13, 2013

But the MCCA did provide jobs for the friends of the Bulgers.

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SEBoiko
May 13, 2013

The judge had learned the lesson from one of their own: Don't fuck with Billy Bulger. And there was one other lesson everyone learned: Billy could hold a grudge.

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